My love for statement earrings dates back to my 13th birthday when I was *finally* allowed to get my ears pierced! For the last 16 years, I’ve been adding to my ear bob collection and some of my favorite pieces are ones I designed or DIY-ed myself! After seeing THIS pair of earrings, I knew I had to attempt my own “inspired by” version to share with y’all! You can make these earrings with any color combination your heart desires and the best part is they pack a huge statement-making punch without hanging too heavily on your earlobes or your wallet! Scroll down for full video tutorial and supplies list!
I have a vision in my mind of what the perfect party hat looks like but have never found one in real life! My perfect party hat has sequins and tinsel galore and sits, perched on my head, at the perfect jaunty angle without budging! Watch the tutorial below and find out how I created my dream party hat and how you can DIY your own!
Well girls, it looks like we’re fast approaching that internet shopping cut-off date if you want your purchases to arrive before Christmas! If you’re still stuck on what to gift your BFF I’ve rounded up a few of my hand-made faves by fellow e-boutique owners that are sure to please — and they’re all under $50! A couple of these I even got for my bff this year 🙂
If you’re like me chances are you wait till the last minute to do gift shopping of any kind (unless it’s for yourself!) which is why I’ve decided to DIY as many gifts as possible this year! Basically since I love crafting this ensures I don’t procrastinate and my friends and family actually get their gifts within a week of the event! Hope you love this little roundup of super simple and fun Valentine ideas that you can *probably* whip up with what you have around the house! Enjoy! XO -Rachel
(P.S. Hang in there — 6 days until flowers and chocolate time!)
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Cut out some letters from a heavy weight card stock or card board + brush on some glue + sprinkle with glitter
Slather on your favorite lipsticks + blot and kiss a piece of card stock + outline with pencil + put in a cute/thrifted/spraypainted frame and sign your name or write a poem or quote in the blank areas.
I don’t know of ANYONE who would turn down homemade baked goods! Try this amazing recipe for red velvet brownies by Java Cupcake blog.
Unused/unworn white t-shirts or button downs? Create a pop art statement piece!
Gather ticket stubs + photographs + paper napkins/coaster from your favorite restaurants and make a one of a kind collage for your BFF. They’ll love it and you can be sure no one else will gift them the same thing!
Choose a place you both love + grab a friend with good camera skills (or a tripod and familiarize yourself with your timer settings!) + some pretty balloons and take your love on a fun photo shoot! You’ll cherish the photos forever and it’s an unexpected, inexpensive date idea!
Make these for teachers + co workers + friends + family in their favorite tea flavors
Use these free fonts to create perfect cards + emails + photo captions or poems for your Valentine’s this year.
Write a sweet note on a plain ceramic mug with red/black sharpies. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. It’s even dishwasher/microwave safe!
Slung sequin trim and glue are all you need for these sparkly note cards!
If you’re set on roses this year consider a potted rose bush instead of cut stems… it will last longer and feel like Valentine’s Day all year long!
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